The salary statistics of religious workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of religious workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of religious workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The religious workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$21,260|
|25th Percentile Wage||$29,880|
|50th Percentile Wage||$43,410|
|75th Percentile Wage||$59,440|
|90th Percentile Wage||$79,490|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for religious workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) religious workers is $79,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,260. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 273% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of religious workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of religious workers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for religious workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $64,670. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $19,360).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
The average annual salary of religious worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Other Religious Workers|| |
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education|| |